Padstow Town Council owns and operates the following 2 car parks within the town:
The Railway Car Park The Lawns Car park
Station Road School Hill
PL28 8DA PL28 8EB
The Railway Car Park is the larger car park and provides level access to Padstow Town and the Camel Trail. The Lawn’s Car Park is located next to Padstow Library and is the closest parking to the Plantation Area and an approx. 10 minute downhill walk to Padstow Town.
Coach spaces are provided in The Railway Car Park. Spaces are for parking only, there are no designated set down / collection points. Coaches must pay the coach tariff and are subject to a maximum 4 hour stay.
Coach parking is unsuitable in the Lawn’s Car Park.
Disabled parking is available in both car parks though extremely limited in the Lawn’s. Disabled Parking cannot be guaranteed or reserved and during busy periods does fill up. Drivers must ensure they display a valid disabled permit when parked in a disabled space. There are no concessions and the appropriate parking fee must be paid. The RingGo payment service provides an easy access alternative payment option to the car park ticket machines.
Designated motorhome parking spaces are provided in the Railway Car Park. The fee for these spaces are the same as the standard car park fee. When these spaces are full, motorhomes are permitted to park in coach spaces provided they pay the coach fee and adhere to the 4 hour maximum stay for a coach space. Alternatively, motorhomes can park using more than one car space provided the driver pays for the number of spaces used and does not cause an obstruction to traffic.
Please note, there is no overnight parking provision for motorhomes and they are prohibited between 22:00 – 08:00. For information regarding local campsites, please contact the Tourist Information Centre.
Motorhome parking is unsuitable in the Lawn’s Car Park.
There is no separate motorcycle fee and no designated motorcycle parking. Motorcycles where parked in a parking space must pay the appropriate fee for that parking space and ensure the ticket is displayed in accordance with section 6.7 of The Padstow Town Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2015. More than one motorcycle can be parked in the same space provided that they fit within the delineation and do not cause an obstruction.
Paying For Parking
There are ticket machines located in both car parks which accept coin only payment for parking. The machines do not have the facility to give refunds or change. Alternatively, parking can be paid for using the RingGo Service using a credit/debit card. The RingGo location codes are:
Lawns Car Park 2848
Railway Car Park: 2849
For further information about this facility please click here.
Car Park Fees
1 March – 31 October
1 hour 70p
2 hours £2.50
3 hours £3.50
4 hours £4.50
12 hours £6.90
24 hours £8.90
Coaches £8.00 (for up to 4 hours)
1 November – 28/29 February
1 hour 50p
4 hours £1.00
12 hours £2.00
24 hours £3.00
Coaches £5.00 (for up to 4 hours)
The Padstow Town Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2015
The Railway and Lawn’s Car Parks operate in accordance with The Padstow Town Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2015. The order and its associated documents can be viewed here.
Breaches of the above Order will incur an excess charge of £80.00; £40.00 if paid within 14 days. Failure to pay Excess Charges are pursued through the DVLA and in some cases the Small Claims Court which can result in a County Court Judgement against your name.
To avoid a penalty vehicles should park wholly within a parking space or as directed by a Parking Attendant or other person duly authorised by The Council. Vehicles should not park in any restricted areas i.e on crossed hatching/yellow lines. Vehicles should not park in areas reserved for any reason including those reserved for a different class of vehicle. Drivers should ensure that sufficient time has been purchased and any valid parking tickets, season tickets or permits of any other kind are displayed clearly and appropriately in accordance with the Order. This list of breaches is not exhaustive, users should view the Order for full conditions of parking.
When paying an Excess Charge, the Excess Charge Number should be clearly stated for reference. Payment methods are:
- Cheque or Postal Order (not cash) made payable to “Padstow Town Council” posted with the tear-off slip to: The Council Offices, Station House, Station Road, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8DA. If a receipt is required a S.A.E is to be enclosed.
- BACS Payment To: Lloyds Bank, Sort Code: 30-98-98, Account Number: 00620229. Overseas: BIC: LOYDGB21583, IBAN: GB58LOYD 3098 9800 620229
Alternative parking in Padstow is provided by The Harbour Commissioner’s Office and Cornwall Council.
The Harbour Commissioner offers Weekly Tickets and designated Motorcycle spaces, for further information, please visit Padstow Harbour Commissioner
Cornwall Council own and operate The Link Road Car Park and offer a number of longer stay tickets, coach parking, motorhome parking and some concessionary disabled parking. They may also be able to advise drivers of any on-street disabled parking. For further information please visit Cornwall Council